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Road Show 2012 Estes Park, CO

NANPA 2012 Estes Park, CO Road Show

NANPA is pleased to announce the 2012 Estes Park, CO Road Show Seminar to be held in Estes Park, CO on September 22, 2012 at the Rodeway Inn in Estes Park, CO. Road Shows are indoor seminars hosted by well-known leaders - your host for this event will be Weldon Lee, a nature and adventure photographer. Cost will be only $99.00 for NANPA members...
Online Registration is now open!

Just the Facts...

Weldon Lee photo
© Weldon Lee
Date: September 22, 2012
Time:   9 am to 4 pm
Cost: $99 for NANPA Members / $129 for non-members
  $110 for camera club members in groups of 4 or more... Camera clubs please contact the NANPA office for details on this offer.
Location: Columbine Room at the Estes Park Rodeway Inn [venue details]
Last Date to Register: September 18, 2012
Max Attendees: 35

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Link to this page: http://www.nanpa.org/2012estespark

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All About Wildlife

Weldon Lee photo
© Weldon Lee
In Search of The Winning Image
Many photographers, not unlike Diogenes who spent his entire life searching for an honest person, spend much of their lives in search of - but never finding - the winning image. During this segment, Weldon will reveal what he has learned over the years and shares how you can consistently produce winning images. Learn the biggest stumbling block to producing winning images and how to eliminate it.

The Digital Darkroom: Making of a Symphony
According to Ansel Adams, "The negative is the equivalent of the composer's score, and the print the performance." During this segment, you'll learn the equivalent Photoshop techniques that Adams used in his chemical darkroom to transform the composer's score (his negatives) into a performance (his classic landscape images). Master the Photoshop techniques that will transform your images into masterpieces.

Critiquing on the Wild Side
During this segment, participant's images will be digitally projected and critiqued before the entire audience, thus benefiting all in attendance. Each participant will bring a selection of three images, preferably featuring wildlife subjects, stored on a memory stick, for this session. Image critiquing that's fun, revealing, and perhaps even inspiring.

The Power of Photography: Using Your Photos to Safeguard Life on Planet Earth
This segment underscores how a carefully chosen image can change society's perception of an environmental issue and alter their understanding. During the presentation, Weldon Lee addresses some of the environmental issues facing us today and how we can use our images to create a visually-based campaign to educate people and make the world a better place. Find out how to use your images to create visually-based programs to further the protection of our wild brothers and sisters.

Location Details...

Estes Rodeway Inn
© Weldon Lee
It would typically be enough to say that Estes Park is the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park and surrounded by breathtaking scenery. This NANPA Road Show - Colorado coincides with peak fall colors when the unmistakable sound of bugling bull elk fill mountain valleys during the annual elk rut. [Rocky Mountain National Park website]

Weldon Lee, your host, will be conducting a three-day wildlife photography workshop in Rocky Mountain National Park immediately following the NANPA Road Show. NANPA members who attend the Road Show will automatically be eligible to attend the workshop for a discounted price of $325 ($100 off the regular price) http://www.rockymountainphotoadventures.com [Weldon's website]

Address: Estes Park Rodeway Inn, (Columbine Room); 1701 N. Lake Ave. (off Big Thompson Avenue, Hwy 34), Estes Park, CO [map link].

Lunch: We will break for lunch between 12 noon and 1:30 p.m. and dine at the nearby Hunter's Chophouse.

About Your Host... divider

Weldon Lee
Weldon Lee
Weldon Lee - Wildlife Photographer, Writer, & Photo Tour Operator

Weldon's early work focused on wildlife in the Rocky Mountains. His first book, Watchable Birds of the Rocky Mountains, contains more than 50 photographs depicting a cross-section of avian species found throughout the Rocky Mountains. Erwin and Peggy Bauer had this to say about his second book, "No region of North America offers so many opportunities for wildlife photographers as the Rocky Mountains. No one has ever described its wildlife and captured their natural beauty so thoroughly as Weldon Lee in A Guide to Photographing Rocky Mountain Wildlife."

Weldon's images have appeared in numerous magazines including Mature Outlook, National Wildlife, Backpacker, National Parks Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest and Outdoor Photographer, to name just a few. As assistant editor for Nature Photographer since 1991, his work appears in every issue of that publication. Weldon's work has been featured on every major television network, and his images have been exhibited in the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh.

In January 1995, Weldon was elected Chair of NANPA's Education Committee and served three years in that capacity. In addition to being a charter NANPA member, he is also a member of Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers and in 2007 received that organization's Selected Works Award for Excellence in Photography. The American Bald Eagle Foundation honored Weldon as the 2010 Photographer of the Year. A University of Northern Iowa photography professor ranks Weldon among the top five wildlife photographers in North America. [Weldon's website]



NANPA, the North American Nature Photography Association, is the first and premiere association in North America committed solely to serving the field of nature photography.

Our Mission:

NANPA promotes the art and science of nature photography as a medium of communication, nature appreciation, and environmental protection.

NANPA provides information, education, inspiration and opportunity for all persons interested in nature photography.

NANPA fosters excellence and ethical conduct in all aspects of our endeavors and especially encourages responsible photography in the wild.


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